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1 liquidx 1.1 GLEP: 8
2     Title: Adopt-A-Developer
3 g2boojum 1.3 Version: $Revision: 1.2 $
4     Last-Modified: $Date: 2003/11/17 15:13:23 $
5 liquidx 1.1 Author: Brian Jackson <iggy@gentoo.org>
6 g2boojum 1.3 Status: Draft
7 liquidx 1.1 Type: Standards Track
8     Content-Type: text/x-rst
9     Created: 02-Jul-2003
10 g2boojum 1.3 Post-History: 09-Jul-2003, 4-Apr-2004
11 liquidx 1.1
12    
13     Credits
14     =======
15    
16 g2boojum 1.3 I borrowed this idea from a KDE developer name Scott Wheeler who runs a program
17     called adopt-a-geek [1]_.
18 liquidx 1.1
19     Abstract
20     ========
21    
22 g2boojum 1.3 I would like to start a program to bring together Gentoo developers who need
23 liquidx 1.1 hardware, and those that have hardware to donate. This project will
24     hopefully get developers that need extra hardware in touch with
25     companies/individuals with extra hardware that they wish to donate to
26     help Gentoo.
27    
28     Motivation
29     ==========
30    
31 g2boojum 1.3 There are some developers out there that are using very slow hardware, and some
32     that have broken equipment that they could put back into use if they
33 liquidx 1.1 had one more part. This program will help developers get the most out of
34 g2boojum 1.3 their exisiting hardware and fix any systems that may currently be broken.
35 liquidx 1.1
36     Specification
37     =============
38    
39     This is a pretty low risk proposal for Gentoo Linux since it only affects
40     me, and whoever else wishes to help out. This project would keep very
41     detailed records of everything that came in and out. We would actually not
42     handle any hardware. We would just facilitate connecting hardware with
43     needy developers.
44    
45     Rationale
46     =========
47    
48 g2boojum 1.3 KDE seems to have had luck with this. I think it would benefit the devs, and
49     make Gentoo better as a result. It would also boost morale by letting
50     developers know they are appreciated.
51 liquidx 1.1
52     References
53     ==========
54    
55     .. [1] http://devel-home.kde.org/~wheeler/adopt-a-geek/
56    
57     Copyright
58     =========
59    
60     This document has been placed in the public domain.

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